Period
to 22 April 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,287 4,581 3,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.16% 9.92% 9.75%
As % of the Vendors category 25.16% 24.99% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,985 3,151 2,739
London median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £185 £198 £200
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 139 76
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.80% +10.88%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £36.84 £44.01 £43.75
England median hourly rate £15.37 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.84% +3.33% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,039 18,328 16,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.40% 39.69% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,448 12,408 11,404
London median daily rate £500 £483 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +5.46% +1.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 354 229
London median hourly rate £21.75 £21.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +2.98% +5.45%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £12.24
90th Percentile £50.73 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -2 1,011 £450 -2.44% 154
West London -1 197 £406 -4.41% 54
South London 0 96 £450 +12.50% 19
East London -12 93 £400 -23.81% 22
North London -10 29 £363 -19.44% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,380 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,324 (30.88%) Windows
3 1,123 (26.20%) Finance
4 1,032 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
5 1,025 (23.91%) Active Directory
6 974 (22.72%) SQL
7 899 (20.97%) SQL Server
8 780 (18.19%) Office 365
9 722 (16.84%) .NET
10 715 (16.68%) Microsoft Office
11 694 (16.19%) C#
12 553 (12.90%) PowerShell
13 502 (11.71%) Migration
14 487 (11.36%) VMware
15 466 (10.87%) Windows Server
16 465 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
17 463 (10.80%) Windows 10
18 440 (10.26%) DevOps
19 433 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
20 430 (10.03%) SCCM
21 428 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
22 408 (9.52%) ITIL
23 405 (9.45%) SharePoint
24 399 (9.31%) JavaScript
24 399 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
25 394 (9.19%) Scrum
26 386 (9.00%) CRM
27 379 (8.84%) Analytics
28 351 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
29 330 (7.70%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 405 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 258 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 164 (3.83%) IIS
4 149 (3.48%) Skype for Business
5 84 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (1.91%) Apache
7 75 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 64 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 55 (1.28%) Confluence
10 44 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 42 (0.98%) nginx
12 34 (0.79%) NServiceBus
13 33 (0.77%) SAS
13 33 (0.77%) WebSphere
14 29 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
14 29 (0.68%) Jetty
14 29 (0.68%) Mongrel
15 25 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 715 (16.68%) Microsoft Office
2 465 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 230 (5.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 137 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
5 88 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.093%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.093%) InDesign
10 4 (0.093%) Stata
11 3 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.070%) Blender
11 3 (0.070%) Shockwave
12 2 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.047%) InVision
12 2 (0.047%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 327 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 51 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.23%) Endur
5 10 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
6 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.16%) Primavera
7 7 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.093%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.093%) Relativity
9 4 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.070%) Eikon
10 3 (0.070%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,380 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 780 (18.19%) Office 365
3 399 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
4 244 (5.69%) Dynamics 365
5 243 (5.67%) PaaS
6 193 (4.50%) IaaS
7 189 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 135 (3.15%) SaaS
9 91 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 87 (2.03%) Serverless
11 83 (1.94%) OneDrive
12 78 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
13 58 (1.35%) Azure Functions
14 43 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
15 41 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
16 40 (0.93%) Yammer
17 39 (0.91%) GitHub
18 34 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 33 (0.77%) OpenShift
20 29 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 316 (7.37%) DNS
2 228 (5.32%) Firewall
3 211 (4.92%) DHCP
4 158 (3.69%) LAN
5 148 (3.45%) WAN
6 145 (3.38%) Skype
7 144 (3.36%) TCP/IP
8 133 (3.10%) VPN
9 120 (2.80%) Internet
10 103 (2.40%) SAN
11 74 (1.73%) SSL
12 57 (1.33%) Wireless
13 52 (1.21%) FTP
14 50 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
15 49 (1.14%) VoIP
16 47 (1.10%) HTTP
17 35 (0.82%) IPsec
18 33 (0.77%) SMTP
18 33 (0.77%) SNMP
19 31 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 899 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 308 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
3 291 (6.79%) Power BI
4 287 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 203 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 168 (3.92%) Big Data
7 129 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 117 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 112 (2.61%) NoSQL
10 110 (2.57%) Data Lake
10 110 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 107 (2.50%) MySQL
12 82 (1.91%) Hadoop
13 80 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
14 77 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 61 (1.42%) MongoDB
16 53 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
17 52 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
18 50 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 48 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 252 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 211 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 207 (4.83%) JIRA
4 193 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 157 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 122 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (1.94%) Selenium
8 78 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 73 (1.70%) MSI
9 73 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 67 (1.56%) SpecFlow
11 46 (1.07%) NUnit
12 45 (1.05%) Subversion
13 36 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 30 (0.70%) Travis CI
15 28 (0.65%) Moq
16 27 (0.63%) Bitbucket
17 21 (0.49%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.44%) WebDriver
19 16 (0.37%) MSTest
General
1 1,123 (26.20%) Finance
2 317 (7.39%) Banking
3 181 (4.22%) Retail
4 137 (3.20%) Marketing
5 97 (2.26%) Law
6 80 (1.87%) Front Office
7 78 (1.82%) Legal
8 77 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 67 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 60 (1.40%) Advertising
10 60 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 45 (1.05%) Back Office
12 27 (0.63%) Publishing
13 23 (0.54%) French Language
13 23 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.40%) Billing
14 17 (0.40%) Games
14 17 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.37%) German Language
16 14 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 879 (20.50%) Developer
2 686 (16.00%) Analyst
3 489 (11.41%) Architect
4 236 (5.51%) Consultant
5 221 (5.16%) .NET Developer
6 203 (4.74%) C# Developer
7 197 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 187 (4.36%) Project Manager
9 171 (3.99%) Support Analyst
10 166 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 155 (3.62%) Business Analyst
12 147 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
13 137 (3.20%) Azure Engineer
14 132 (3.08%) Service Analyst
15 124 (2.89%) Desktop Support
16 110 (2.57%) Azure Architect
16 110 (2.57%) Windows Engineer
17 109 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 103 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
18 103 (2.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (16.84%) .NET
2 230 (5.37%) HTML
3 200 (4.67%) ASP.NET
4 190 (4.43%) AngularJS
5 179 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
6 170 (3.97%) CSS
7 142 (3.31%) Web Services
8 129 (3.01%) .NET Framework
9 126 (2.94%) JSON
10 110 (2.57%) REST
11 105 (2.45%) React
11 105 (2.45%) XML
12 94 (2.19%) jQuery
13 91 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 90 (2.10%) Node.js
15 84 (1.96%) RESTful
15 84 (1.96%) WCF
16 74 (1.73%) HTML5
17 63 (1.47%) SOAP
18 54 (1.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 428 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
3 131 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 126 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 118 (2.75%) User Experience
6 105 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 71 (1.66%) Clustering
8 65 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 57 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 55 (1.28%) Fintech
10 55 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
11 54 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 54 (1.26%) Replication
12 52 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 52 (1.21%) iPhone
13 40 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 39 (0.91%) iPad
15 37 (0.86%) Fat Client
15 37 (0.86%) Fixed Income
15 37 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,324 (30.88%) Windows
2 466 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 463 (10.80%) Windows 10
4 330 (7.70%) Windows 7
5 291 (6.79%) Linux
6 200 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 177 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (2.17%) Android
9 90 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 86 (2.01%) Unix
11 75 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 62 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 43 (1.00%) Mac OS
14 42 (0.98%) Mac OS X
15 34 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.58%) Windows XP
17 22 (0.51%) CentOS
18 18 (0.42%) Solaris
19 11 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,032 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (11.71%) Migration
3 440 (10.26%) DevOps
4 433 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
5 408 (9.52%) ITIL
6 394 (9.19%) Scrum
7 386 (9.00%) CRM
8 379 (8.84%) Analytics
9 351 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
10 309 (7.21%) Project Management
11 250 (5.83%) ETL
12 241 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 212 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 212 (4.95%) Test Automation
14 204 (4.76%) TDD
15 197 (4.60%) MVC
16 191 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 174 (4.06%) Data Modelling
18 158 (3.69%) Microservices
19 147 (3.43%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 974 (22.72%) SQL
2 694 (16.19%) C#
3 553 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 399 (9.31%) JavaScript
5 225 (5.25%) Python
6 223 (5.20%) T-SQL
7 213 (4.97%) Java
8 74 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 71 (1.66%) VBA
10 69 (1.61%) VB
11 67 (1.56%) TypeScript
12 64 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 63 (1.47%) R
14 51 (1.19%) Perl
15 49 (1.14%) C
16 33 (0.77%) VBScript
17 31 (0.72%) C++
17 31 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 29 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 28 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 300 (7.00%) Degree
2 226 (5.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 203 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 136 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 111 (2.59%) MCSE
6 58 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 55 (1.28%) MCSA
8 49 (1.14%) MCP
9 40 (0.93%) CCNA
10 35 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (0.79%) ISEB
11 34 (0.79%) Master's Degree
12 30 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 28 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 26 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
15 25 (0.58%) PMP
16 24 (0.56%) MCITP
17 22 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 22 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.80%) QA
2 90 (2.10%) SLA
3 86 (2.01%) PMO
4 57 (1.33%) GDPR
5 56 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 27 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 21 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.26%) IFRS
10 10 (0.23%) MiFID
11 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.14%) COBIT
12 6 (0.14%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.14%) SEPA
13 5 (0.12%) HL7
13 5 (0.12%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.12%) P3O
14 4 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.093%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.093%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1,025 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 324 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (3.38%) Docker
4 128 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 100 (2.33%) XenApp
6 90 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 66 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 62 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 52 (1.21%) vSphere
11 32 (0.75%) Xen
12 28 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 24 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (0.42%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (0.30%) KVM
17 13 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (0.28%) Shibboleth
18 12 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 430 (10.03%) SCCM
2 109 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 107 (2.50%) Puppet
4 101 (2.36%) Ansible
5 95 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 78 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
6 78 (1.82%) Terraform
7 66 (1.54%) SCOM
8 56 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 41 (0.96%) AirWatch
10 40 (0.93%) WSUS
11 31 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 22 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 22 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
13 20 (0.47%) HP ALM
13 20 (0.47%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 18 (0.42%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.37%) vMotion
16 15 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 487 (11.36%) VMware
2 260 (6.06%) Oracle
3 259 (6.04%) Cisco
4 249 (5.81%) Citrix
5 174 (4.06%) Google
6 132 (3.08%) HP
7 92 (2.15%) Dell
8 87 (2.03%) SAP
9 85 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 78 (1.82%) Apple
11 70 (1.63%) Tableau
12 63 (1.47%) NetApp
13 56 (1.31%) Ivanti
14 55 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
15 54 (1.26%) EMC
15 54 (1.26%) Splunk
16 49 (1.14%) IBM
17 48 (1.12%) Red Hat
18 46 (1.07%) CheckPoint
18 46 (1.07%) Symantec